This stunning home on the corner of Spring & Neal St, across from Waynflete, has long been one of Portland's most admired homes, and offers a singular opportunity for gracious living in the West End. It is sure to impress from the very moment you enter. This brick Italianate masterpiece was commissioned by former Maine Governor and founding member of the Republican party, Israel Washburn, Jr., who also lent Abraham Lincoln support for his Emancipation Proclamation. The attention to detail is clear in every facet of the home. The entryway features 15-ft ceilings w/decorative crown moldings, cornices, a grand staircase w/ a beautifully carved finial, plus a stained-glass window that welcomes guests. This home is elegant, yet comfortable. The first floor includes a formal liv rm, a spectacular library w/pocket door, a spacious din rm perfect for entertaining, plus a den, each rm with its own fireplace. An eat-in kitchen & ½ bath complete the first floor. The second floor has a grand center foyer, along w/4 BRs, including a primary BR w/an attached sunroom to bring the outdoors in – the perfect place to relax and read a book. In addition to an en-suite primary bath, there is a family bath, laundry & lots of closet space. The third floor offers flexible space w/its 2 additional BRs, a kitchenette, bath & central family rm, and is an ideal space for guests, family or staff. Step outside and enjoy a wonderful yard, expertly landscaped to provide privacy. Bask in the sun on your brick patio or enjoy your favorite beverage on the side covered porch. There is an original brick carriage house, designed to match the main house, now used as a garage. Minutes to Portland's Old Port & Jetport, walking distance to a plethora of restaurants, museums and shopping, and just a 2-hour drive to Boston. This is a unique opportunity to own one of Portland's most exceptional homes in one of its most desirable neighborhoods.
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